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Video | Blocked for 300 days
The Mada Masr team relays what it's like to work as a journalist for a website that's been blocked
State officials dominate cybercrime bill meeting as 6 more articles approved
Rania al-Abd | MPs were largely absent from the parliamentary meeting in which 6 articles of the bill were approved
Parliament in haste to approve cybercrime bill: Ambiguous provisions, loose definitions, legalized web censorship
Rana Mamdouh and Rania al-Abd | 14 articles of Egypt's cybercrime bill were approved on Tuesday in a whirlwind 2-hour session
Study: Blocked access to websites, ad redirects and cryptocurrency mining in Egypt traced to Sandvine’s PacketLogic devices
Mohamed Hamama | Study implicates US company in malicious activity
Egyptian government bypasses ISPs to block access to websites: Telecommunications Ministry source
Mohamed Hamama | The websites block has been carried out through a centralized government decision, according to source
24 hours later: What we know about the blocking of Mada Masr’s website
Mohamed Hamama | Where and how we're blocked, whether it could be legal, what the context is, and more
Infinite eyes in the network: Government escalates attack on secure communication
There is a history of the state breaching private security, but something new may be coming
Egypt’s new cybercrime bill could send you to prison
Mohamed Hamama | Under the newly-drafted cybercrime law you may be punished for a number of things you do online, and
From students to judges, no one’s Facebook is safe
Mai Shams El-Din | Mansoura University engineering student Abdallah Azmy was studying for his midterm exam a few weeks ago,
 
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Opinion
Sherif Azer
Twitter suspends more accounts of Egyptian activists
Pro-Mubarak Twitter users tail prominent activist
Wafaa Heikal
Why did Twitter suspend a Reuters journalist’s account in Egypt?
Account blocking, false flagging tactics, internet trolls and hate speech
Nashwa Hussein Aly
Why governments should give Twitter a break about ISIS
More than any other tech company, Twitter seems to be under fire from governments around the world —
 
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News
Court reopens Mada Masr blocked website case for arguments
Germany cancels cyber training with Egyptian security, fearing rights abuses
Belahmar blocked, bringing total number of blocked websites to 127
UAE transfers internet surveillance system bought from French company to Egypt: Télérama
5 websites offering VPN services added to list of blocked sites in Egypt
Update: Number of websites blocked in Egypt reaches 54
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Cartoons
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Andeel | Sisi issues a new law to fight terrorism on the internet.Sisi: Still, no likes?
Intelligence
Andeel | Sisi: "Hello Ahmed, listen, what does LOL mean?"
Cartoon: Can’t or won’t?
Andeel |  Caption: US$100 million for internet surveillanceSisi: "I don't want to give you..."